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Address: 106 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-678-1786
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Description: Showroom/retail store/museum/factory. We offer interpretive tours of our...
Showroom/retail store/museum/factory. We offer interpretive tours of our factory and we also offer a wide variety of ammolite jewelry and gem grade ammonite fossils or fossil pieces for sale.
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Ammonite Factory

I had hoped to see actual work being done to reclaim the gems from their natural state. The tour consisted of the history and how-tos presented in one room. The prices were very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Kathie S
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Urbandale, Iowa
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Urbandale, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had hoped to see actual work being done to reclaim the gems from their natural state. The tour consisted of the history and how-tos presented in one room. The prices were very high considering they market themselves as a factory outlet. The tour lasted about 40 minutes and is interesting, but I would not return.

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AmmFac, Public Relations Manager at Ammonite Factory, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not see workers in the factory - this all depends on the day. Apparently you were here on a day where the workers were too busy with tourists to be working on our workbench. As for high prices, that is what ammolite is - expensive. We have very competitive pricing comparatively to other venues of... More 

Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have been living in Alberta for just over 5 years and did not know our gem was the Ammolite. My wife and I went in April when it was very quiet and got a mini tour with lots of interesting information- if you are into paleontology to any degree. The gems are very beautiful and they were happy to... More 

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Luseland, SK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A must-see in Canmore. Tours are available & staff love sharing the process these gems (found only in southern AB) travel through to become jewelry. Small fee for tour. Factory is free. Great selection of gems. The one mine left is estimated to be depleted within the next 20 yrs.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We just returned from Canmore and a "tour" of the ammonite factory. This is a joke. We were upset when we found out we had paid 5.00 each plus tax to stand around the outer perimiter of the store while a salesperson talked to us. It is fairly boring. We could have picked up the same information asking questions of... More 

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AmmFac, Public Relations Manager at Ammonite Factory, responded to this review

Hello, we are sorry you had such a disappointing time. There are others that feel differently, however, here at the Ammonite Factory we appreciate all feedback and strive to do better next time. To enlighten all others reading these posts; our tours are interpretive tours, and our factory is small because we are working on gems and not something large... More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The tour is very interesting and educational - well worth $5 dollars - the price of most coffees. I would recommend it - plus the staff are very friendly and helpful. Ammolite is expensive - but it is a rare gem so I expected that.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We booked and paid for a tour @ $5.00 per person and stood around only to find out that standing in the store was the tour. Nice jewelry but didn't learn anything from a tour.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Definitely not for bargain hunters. Nice store, friendly staff, but the majority of the stock was very high end.

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Mississauga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I visited the Ammonite Factory today with the sole purpose of purchasing jewelry. I will say the 'factory' part is a little misleading, I would say more like gift shop with some workstations. The jewelry itself was very beautiful, selection was excellent and prices seemed reasonable (keep in mind ammonite is extreamly expensive stuff no matter where you get it).... More 

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AmmFac, Public Relations Manager at Ammonite Factory, responded to this review

Here at the Ammonite Factory we do appreciate and respect any feedback. Observations of our customer service sales staff are very valuable and not taken lightly; your comments enable us to strive to do more and be better. To the author of this post - if it were not for customers such as yourself we would not be aware of... More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Pay 5 dollars and we'll tell you how amazing our product is! I understand that they need to pay their real estate but this is a bit of a gimmick. The 'factory' name makes it sound like prices are lower but they are not. Also, many staff members are not that friendly. This is clearly a business venture not focused... More 

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AmmFac, Public Relations Manager at Ammonite Factory, responded to this review

We do appreciate your observation of our facility and apologize for your unsatisfactory experience. If you are unhappy you are welcome to contact us directly. A jewelry factory is small, and might not be what you expected, but the Ammonite Factory is definitely a factory and a working one at that. That is why we are located in the industrial... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I enjoyed the $5 tour of the workshop. The guide was very informative and really explained the information for us. It was great that the tour was not trying to sell you the product, merely to give you the information about it I think the shop itself if a bit of a scam with crazy expensive prices. I personally would... More 

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AmmFac, Public Relations Manager at Ammonite Factory, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback on our interpretive tour! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and learned about ammolite. The prices we have at the Ammonite Factory reflect the value of the gem ammolite which is listed as one of the rarest on the planet. We consider our prices competitive and often our prices are lower than other retail shops... More 

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Address: Address: 106 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-678-1786
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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